Monument boys soccer qualifies for Western Mass.


GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Hoosac Valley boys soccer team struck first Thursday, but quickly lost the lead in the final 10 minutes and fell 2-1 to Monument Mountain. The Spartans qualified for Western Mass. with the win.

"We were just getting frustrated in the first half. They were doing a really good job protecting around their 18," Monument coach Matt Naventi said. "We couldn’t [get] anything close. In the second half, our goal was to stretch them out a little bit more, and we were getting chance after chance."

Khalil Kareh’s goal in the 70th minute put Hoosac ahead 1-0, but Cam Powell scored a minute later to tie the game. Sam Plishtin completed the comeback in the 75th minute.

The Spartans peppered Hoosac keeper Colby Ells, who made 12 saves.


Hoosac 0 1--1

Monument 0 2--2

Second Half

H -- Khalil Kareh (unassisted), 70:00

M -- Cam Powell (Smit Mahida), 71:00

M -- Sam Plishtin (Emil Gilkes), 75:00

Saves: H -- Colby Ells 12. M -- Mark Marzotto 2.

Pittsfield 3, St. Joseph 2

PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield boys soccer team vaulted out to a 3-0 lead after the first 70 minutes, only to see St. Joseph storm back with two goals in the last 10 minutes.

"We possessed and possessed and took a 3-0 lead," said Pittsfield coach Andrew Antil. "And then we made a few errors. But mostly, we were complacent. We thought the game was over and they came back."

Claudio Velez had a pair of goals and an assist to pace the Generals.


St. Joseph 0 2 -- 2

Pittsfield 1 2 -- 3

First Half

P -- Claudio Velez (Matt Capeless), 15:23

Second Half

P -- Velez (Mike Schnopp), 46:54

P -- Schnopp (Velez), 54:33

SJ -- Mike Peplowski (Charlie Crall), 71:32

SJ -- Riley Balcom (Pat Rice) 74:54

Saves -- P: Harrison Rapant 4, SJ: Shaun Parzick 15.

Westfield Voc 4, Everett 1

SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles were in a tight battle with Westfield until the end of the game, but the visitors scored twice in the last four minutes to put that game away.

"The score was not indicative," said Eagle coach Jesse Carpenter. "We were down 2-1 at halftime, and we had a lot of chances in the second half, but we couldn’t score. They punched a couple in at the end."


Westfield 2 2 -- 4

Everett 1 0 -- 1

First Half

W -- Dmitry Stepanchuk (Alex Makarchuk) 00:20

W -- Stepanchuk (Makarchuk) 20:04

ME -- Sage Angell (Costa Casivant) 33;08

Second Half

W -- Roman Gikhanchuk (Stepanchuk) 76:00

W -- Gikhanchuk (UA) 78:06

Saves -- WV: Mike Brut (11). ME: Ryan Meyer 9.

Taconic 4, Drury 0

PITTSFIELD -- The Braves jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and were pretty much in control for the game, according to Taconic coach Mark Wasnewsky.

"They’re a young team and they hung with us for a while, but we got to them eventually," said Wasnewsky.


Drury 0 0 -- 0

Taconic 3 1 -- 4

First Half

T -- Dominic Nda (UA), 3:55

T -- Pat Boua (UA), 16:29

T -- Mohammed Fofana (Ryan Abel), 36:00

Second Half

T -- Faisal Braimah (Nda), 63:09

Saves -- D: Brian Christian 9. T: Kevin Squires 2, Cody Latimer 2.

Lenox 1, Northampton 0

LENOX -- Isaac Gotterer scored a goal with five seconds left in the first half and Trevor Hathaway made nine saves to seal the win.

"Trevor had a great night, as usual," said Lenox coach David Pugh. "He had five or six amazing saves and kept them off the board."

Pugh also credited Dillon Benham with throwing his body in front of a Northampton shot with seconds left to prevent the tying goal.


First Half

L -- Isaac Gotterer (Cav Wolski), 39:05

Saves -- Lenox: Trevor Hathaway 9, Northampton: John Brodeur 9.

Wahconah 4, Lee 0

DALTON -- Kevin Boino scored four goals -- three in the second half -- to lead the Warriors.

"In the first half, we played kind of flat, but in the second half, we picked it up as a team and just set him up," Warriors coach John Kovacs said.

Collin Parrott picked up two assists for the victors.


Lee 0 0--0

Wahconah 1 3--4

First Half

W -- Kevin Boino (Dalton Hill), 35:49 left

Second Half

W -- Boino (Collin Parrott), 35:00 left

W -- Boino (Pat Jamross), 21:51 left

W -- Boino (Parrott), 16:25

Saves: L -- Sampson 12. W -- Chris Dapson 2, Brayden Chevillet 2.


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